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In the same year that pagan black metal outfit Draugr is celebrating its tenth anniversary, the Italian band has decided to call it a day. Draugr issued the following statement about the split up:
“As friends, brothers and the 'legio linteata' we announce our decision today to bring to an end the experience that is Draugr.
"Having arrived at the threshold of 2014, we decided to bring to a close this chapter in our lives which has been so important to us, in order that we may follow different artistic paths. We thank all those who have taken part in the project over the years, and especially the fans for their support. Our last show will take place on December 22 in Pescara and we will shortly be revealing more details about it."
Draugr's debut album “Nocturnal Pagan Supremacy” was released on Christhunt Productions in 2006. Keyboards were added to the band in 2007, creating the much more epic feel which Draugr describes as “Italic hordish metal.” The sophomore album, “De Ferro Italico,” appeared on To React Records in 2011. Today’s line up includes Nemesis on vocals, Triumphator and Mors on guitars, Ursus Arctos on keyboards, Stolas on bass, and Jonny on drums. More...
Pagan black metal act Draugr, which is celebrating the band's 10th anniversary, has debuted a new music video through Blank TV.
The video for “Legio Linteata,” taken from the band’s second full-length album “De Ferro Italico,” was directed by Gianmarco Colalongo and filmed amongst the ruins of the ancient Italic town of Alba Fucens at the foot of Monte Velino in the Abruzzo region of Italy. Check it out below.
Pagan black metallers Draugr have been filming a video for the track “Legio Linteata” from their second full-length album “De Ferro Italico." The following press release was issued about the coming video:
"True to its subject matter and the ethos of the band, which harks back to the countrie’s Pagan warrior past, the video was filmed in the ancient ruins of Alba Fucens close to Aquila and was directed by Gianmarco Colalongo. It is anticipated that when ready the video will make its internet debut on Blank TV. Stills from the video have been uploaded onto Draugr's Facebook page and can be seen here.
"Recorded and mixed by Davide Rosati in 2011 at the ACME Recording Studio in Italy, and mastered by Mika Jussila at the Finnvox Studios in Finland, the album 'De Ferro Italico' recounts the deeds of a group of warriors whose devotion to the archaic traditions of the Italic cults of their ancestors put them in direct conflict with Rome and Emperor Theodosius’ decree, which, in 392 AD, led to the persecutions of all Pagan cults and paved the way for the rise of Christianity."
Commenting on the filming of the video, Dragur's keyboard player Ursus Arctos says: “We especially chose the ruins of Alba Fucens in which to film the video because they have an ancient and solemn atmosphere which we thought was appropriate for a song celebrating the actions of our ancestors who risked all to oppose the forces of Roman imperialism and the Christian religion.” More...
Only a handful of days away from the actual event itself, the Heidenwahn Festival has officially been canceled. The fest was to take place on March 9th and featured bands such as Draugr, Cruadalach, Minas Morgul, Heimdalls Wacht, and more.
Cruadalach has posted the following message online about the cancellation being caused by accusations of National Socialist bands appearing on the bill:
"We have very bad news for you and Austrian metal scene. Their 'rightful fighters' from Antifa striked again, have (probably randomly) accused 4 bands from Heidenwahn Festival´s line up from being NS, contacted club owners and media and reached their dirty goal: Heidenwahn had to be cancelled less then 14 days prior the event itself.
"We are very sorry for those poor people who can not find better time spending (pray for them to discover world of computer games, where they could not really insult anyone). They unfortunately have found their ideal victims, who they can insult without punishment. No way to defend yourself, no idea who is behind these actions.
"We wish the Heidenwahn organizers all the best and hope that the situation in Austria will go better by time."
Black metal act Draugr has checked in with the following brief announcement about recording new material to be released online in the coming weeks:
"Now we are done with the recording of 5 new songs, just the end of the mixing process is left! So in a few weeks the songs will be available!"
In the meantime, you can still check out some of Dragur's other material by heading over to the band's MySpace music profile. Further information on the new track will be announced as it is made available.
A trailer for the upcoming Black Troll Winterfest was posted (seen below). The event takes place on November 12, 2011 at Rwe Halle in Mülheim, Germany.
Confirmed bands for the festival are:
XIV Dark Centuries
Chain of Dogs
Italy's Draugr has issued the following update about performing at the Black Troll Winterfest:
"We are very proud to announce our participation at the Black Troll Winterfest. The gig will take place on November 12th, 2011 in Mulhein an der Ruhr (Germany).
"At this epic event will play other legendary bands as Immortal, Moonsorrow, Ensiferum, Primordial, and so so on...
"We MUST thank all of the 941 fans that help us to make this dream come true with their vote! Watch out Mulheim! The Horde is coming!"
Additional details on the Black Troll Winterfest are available by navigating over to this location.
Italy's Draugr has checked in with the following brief announcement about recording a follow-up to "De Ferro Italico," which will be released through Blue Blood Records:
"Album under recording! A new album with 7 tracks will be recorded and released on Blue Blood Records! The recording start pretty soon."
Italian black metal act Wunjo has issued the following announcement about appearing on a compilation album honoring Leonardo da Vinci:
"Wunjo are proud to announce their participation to the compilation in tribute of Leonardo Da Vinci. 8 Italian underground bands united for tribute to one of the most important persons of Italy of the Renaissance and considered one of the most genius of humanity. Moreover, Wunjo will give an anticipation of their new work 'Lvpvs In Fabvla' with the new song 'LVPVS LEGIO!'
Wunjo - Lvpvs Legio
Draugr - Furore Pagano
Kaiserreich - Cuore Nero
Ater - Spirito Divino
Asghath -Svb Magna Aqvilà
Ambs - Non c'è Tregua
Umbra Noctis - In Superficie
Handful of Hate - Reproach and Blame
Draugr has issued the following statement about the band's upcoming full-length album:
"The release of 'De Ferro Italico,' the second full length of the band, is expected for May 6th 2011. 'De Ferro Italico' is a concept album made up of two parts: the first one is marked out by folk and natural sonorities, the second one is more epic and aggressive; most of the lyrics are in Italian, the remaining ones are in English and 'osco' (the language spoken by most of the italic population in the pre-Roman age)
"The history is set in a para-historical contest. It tells about the deeds of a group of warriors, devoted to the archaic traditions and the italic cults, which found themselves having to fight desperately against Rome and the Theodosian decree of the year 391, which let the persecution of all the pagan cults begin, so to pave the way for the rising Christian cult.
"The album has been recorded between March and June 2010 at the ACME Studios in Raiano (AQ) by Davide Rosati and mastered in January 2011 at theFinnvox Studios in Helsinki by Mika Jussila. The artwork is by Augur Svafnir; Lore and Maurizio from Folkstone took part to the recordings as guests."
The track listing and artwork can be viewed below. More...
Draugr is currently recording five new tracks, which will all be released this month. The first song, a self-titled track, is now available for streaming online. You can check out the song "Draugr" by heading over to the band's MySpace page. Footage of Draugr performing live is also available below.
Draugr has issued the following announcement about recording five new songs in April:
"New songs will be recorded in April! 5 new songs will be recorded in the beginning of April and hopefully released in the end of the same month. If you just cant wait to hear us, join our live shows!"
You can also check out Dragur's music through the band's MySpace page or catch the group live on the following dates:
1/14 Domsaga Sundsvall, Västernorr, SWEDEN
1/29 Pure Metal, Valvet Sollefteå, Västernorr, SWEDEN
1/30 Inbetween Timrå, Västernorr, SWEDEN
2/18 Sliperiet Örnsköldsvik, Västernorr, SWEDEN
3/12 Pipeline Sundsvall, Västernorr, SWEDEN
Italy's Draugr has announced it will be performing at the Menhir Chevelu III Festival. The festival is set to take place from April 23rd - 24th, 2011 in Bretagne, France. Additional details on the festival can be found at this location. Other confirmed acts include:
Crest of Darkness
Bliss of Flesh
Italian metallers Draugr have issued the following statement about allegations that their band is involved in the national socialist black metal movement:
"Dear all, recently we heard rumors speaking about us like a band involved in some nsbm movements. A repentine answer is needed! Draugr band is firmly outside from any political message of any kind, left or right winged. Lyrics, and everything about Draugr, are about Nature, our region (Abruzzo), Folklore, History and local legends, and hard drinkings too. The band (playing from years, everywhere) never had problems of any kind, especially with that, and all people we have known can speak for us.
"We were accused to be an nsbm band due to our collaboration with the underground label Christhunt Productions, that seems to be connected to some ns movement. At the time of our collaboration with the label, we didn't know these facts, and, instead, we have to be grateful to CHP because it believed us and many people know Draugr thanks to CHP. Every ns involvement of CHP is none of our business. It was said that members from Draugr are in Sturmkaiser too, and SK band is considered ns, but this is false and a complete statement about that is to be found in SK myspace page. More...